To be considered excused, parents or legal guardians must inform the school of the reason, follow attendance procedures and cite one of the following examples:
- Serious illness in the student’s immediate family.
- A death or funeral in the student’s immediate family or of a close friend or relative.
- Medical, dental, or orthodontic treatment, or a counseling appointment. A note may be required.
- Court appearances occasioned by family or personal action.
- Religious instruction not to exceed three hours in any week.
- Physical emergency conditions such as fire, flood, storm, etc.
- Official school field trip or other school-sponsored outing.
- Removal of a student pursuant to a suspension. Suspensions are to be handled as excused absences and students will be permitted to complete makeup work.
- Family emergencies.
- Active duty in any military branch of the United States.
- A student’s condition that requires ongoing treatment by a licensed mental health provider.
- Vacations with family with pre-approval.
- Other valid reasons as determined by the administrator.
To be considered an unexcused absence, student’s parent or legal guardian did not provide verification and/or did not provide a valid reason for the student’s absence from school.
Examples are listed as follows:
- Truancy. An absence by a student which was not approved by the parent and/or the school district.
- Any absence in which the student failed to comply with any reporting requirements of the school district’s attendance procedures.
- Work at home.
- Work at a business, except under a school-sponsored work release program.
- Vacations with family without pre-approval.
- Absences resulting from cumulated, unexcused tardies.
- Any other absence not included under the attendance procedures set out in school district policies and guidelines.